Concert Listings: June 1 through 7

Grammy-nominated songwriter Steve Forbert will perform on June 1 at the Scranton Cultural Center. - Submitted photo

THIS WEEK: June 1 through 7

Grammy nominee Steve Forbert, in concert to benefit The Lackawanna River Conservation Association, 8:30 p.m. June 1, Shopland Hall of the Scranton Cultural Center, North Washington Avenue, Scranton. Pre-show cocktail party begins at 7:30 p.m. Opening performer will be New Jersey singer/songwriter Jesse Bardwell. Tickets are $30 and are available at lrca.org and at the door.

Popa Chubby, “the King of The New York City Blues,” 8 p.m. June 1, Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Tickets $23 in advance, $25 at door. www.mcohjt.com, 570-325-0249

Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones, a Prince tribute band, 8 p.m. June 2, Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Tickets $23 in advance, $25 at door. www.mcohjt.com, 570-325-0249

Classical Guitar Plays Broadway and More, with Jay Steveskey playing arrangements from George Gershwin and Cole Porter as well as vibrant Spanish and Latin American music. 3 p.m. June 3, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Admission free. Concert followed by light reception.

Suzuki School for Strings Faculty Concert, with Jule Supplee and Jean Supplee Brubaker along with Peter Brubaker and Father Gerard McGlone, 2 p.m. June 3 at 667 North River Street in Plains. Theme is ‘Mystery Broadway Music.’ Audience participation requested to guess the name of the musical and a prize will be given to the winner. Tickets $10 for adult and $5 for students younger than 18 will be sold in advance or at the door. Info, 570-208-9191

FUTURE

Mary Fahl, described by the Boston Globe as having “a voice for the gods.” 8 p.m. June 9, Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Tickets $29 in advance, $30 at door. www.mcohjt.com, 570-325-0249

“Raise Your Voices,” 15th annual Community Choirfest, 6 p.m. June 10, First United Methodist Church, Route 11 and Eaat Butler Street, Shickshinny, with sacred and secular music, including selections from the Broadway musical Les Misérables, congregational hymns, and more performed by the Shickshinny Area Community Choir and instrumentalists. Info, call 570-301-9253 or 570-542-7338 or communitychoirfest.org.

Crossflame Youth Choir and Orchestra, 7 p.m. June 14 at Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 North Pioneer Ave., Shavertown. The choir and orchestra, from Hickory, N.C., are on their 23rd consecutive summer concert tour. They have previously performed in Canada, Scotland and at the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville. A free will offering will be collected to support the tour.

In Concert: The Scranton Brass Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. June 17, Houlihan-McLean Center, University of Scranton. Free. More info, 570-941-7624 or email [email protected]

Briggs Farm Blues Festival, features Samantha Fish, Amy Helm, Selwyn Birchwood, Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Review, Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, JJ Thames & The Violet Revolt, Vanessa Collier and more. July 5, 6, 7 and 8 at Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. Tickets range from $28 for a one-day pass to $120 for a four-day pass with camping. To see ticket options and purchase tickets, visit briggsfarm.com.

Inclusion Festival, for all ages and abilities. Features The Hoppin’ Boxcars, The Merry Rockers, founder of “Rock Autism” Max Muscato, Reef The Lost Cauze, Brady Rymer and many more. Also features inclusive, immersive workshops, whole body percussion with Camille Who?, art projects with Verve Vertu and Deutsch Institute, puppet shows by Theater Studio and more. July 28 and 29 at Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Lane, Jermyn. Kids ages 12 and under are free. Day passes start at $13 for teens and $25 for adults; weekend passes start at $20 for teens and $40 for adults. Purchase online at https://bit.ly/2q3PZ89.

New York, NY Dueling Pianos, comedy-based dueling piano show will bring music of Jimmy Buffet, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Tom Petty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Disney and more to The Theater at North, 1539 North Main Ave., Scranton, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets $25 to $35. Tickets, thetheateratnorth.org

Grammy-nominated songwriter Steve Forbert will perform on June 1 at the Scranton Cultural Center.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_Steve-Forbert.jpgGrammy-nominated songwriter Steve Forbert will perform on June 1 at the Scranton Cultural Center. Submitted photo